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Posted by canuckledragger in Politics/Campaigns
Wed Sep 21st 2011, 03:13 PM
Just stumbled across this, I figured you folks would want to know about it!

The sooner the Citizens United ruling goes away the better...Stephen Harper seems to follow step by step what the Conservatives in the U.S. do, once a policy is proven.

I do NOT want the same crap happening in my own country!

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/182729-h...

A pair of House Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling that freed corporations to spend unlimited money on elections.

Sponsored by Reps. John Conyers (Mich.), senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, and Donna Edwards (D-Md.), the proposal would amend the Constitution to empower Congress and the states to limit corporate spending on political activities.

“Last year, the Supreme Court overturned decades of law and declared open season on our democracy,” Conyers said in a news release. “It is individual voters who should determine the future of this nation, not corporate money.”
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Posted by canuckledragger in Environment/Energy
Fri Aug 05th 2011, 12:40 AM
..taking a cue from from the U.S. Republican playbook & where you slowly destroy any agency that gets in the way of corporate profits..

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011...

"Meteorologists, chemists, biologists and other scientists are among those who will be receiving letters from the department notifying them that they will either lose their job or be placed on a list of employees deemed "surplus."

"Gary Corbett, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, which represents 57,000 scientists and professionals in the federal and some provincial governments, said Thursday there is shock and sadness among his union's members — more than 200 of them — who will be affected by the cuts."

"When you start to erode the professionals doing this work, down the road it will certainly hurt Canadians … maybe their water quality, maybe their air quality," Corbett said.


Pesky environmental scientist..don't know their place & when to shut up..especially when stories about the Alberta Athabasca tar sands extraction poising the local native population start to come out...

http://www.earthpulsedaily.net/epd-post/oi...
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